Residential Life

Television, Phones, and Internet

Digital Cable Television Is Coming to Campus!
Residence Life and Housing at SUNY Oswego with SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cortland have initiated a new cable TV contract that will significantly enhance our channel lineup. The new lineup will feature a total digital channel package. While the contract details are not complete and the switch over date to the new system has not been identified we do have a tentative list of channels. Please refer to the Resident Student Handbook (coming soon). The existing channel set will remain until the all contract details and work have been finished. If you have a flat panel television, chances are excellent that it will work both with the existing analog system and with the new digital system. When the enhanced system is activated, older analog televisions without a digital tuner will not be able to receive campus cable TV signals without a converter. The College will not be able supply an adaptor box. After the digital system is engaged, the campus will sit back, relax and look forward to new high definition television channels on campus in the near future. More at CTS!

What telephone service is available?
The College no longer provides active dial tone in individual residence hall rooms. Students who wish to have dial tone in their room can request service by contacting the Campus Technology Services (CTS) Technology Support Center at In order for students to place off-campus calls they will need to arrange for local and long distance service at this address.

Internet and WiFi
All residential communities are part of the SUNY Oswego Wireless Network. In addition, all resident bedrooms have ResNet, SUNY Oswego's Residential Network. ResNet provides a dedicated wired connection to the campus network (and the Internet) right from your residence hall room. At least one 10Mbps data connection is provided in each resident bedroom on campus. More specific information regarding ResNet can be found on the CTS web page.

What television service is available on campus?
Residence hall rooms receive access to cable television and each hall has at least one television lounge. Each room will be provided with a list of stations (also published in the Resident Student Handbook) accessible with a cable-ready television. To hook up a cable-ready tv, students can either bring  a cable or purchase one at the College Bookstore.

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